The New Year's project is to build a conservatory on the back of the house.
Entrance will be via patio door from lounge and back garden. Approx size 3m
x 4m Georgian style with dwarf wall. Can someone point me in the direction
to research the info about the build and help identify a decent supplier?
This should keep me busy over the Xmas period whilst everyone else is
watching the TV.
You may or may not need planning permission, depending on whether it comes
within any remaining "permitted development" allowance. Best to clarify with
the planning department at your local council.
Similarly, it may fall within the scope of building regs depending on the
exact design. It probably won't as long as it has a glass (or clear plastic)
roof and as long as you keep a lockable "outside" door between it and the
rest of the house - but check with the Building Control Dept to be on the
safe side. [If it doesn't meet the strict criteria for a conservatory, it
will be regarded as an extension to the house - and will then have to meet
all the building regs relating to energy efficiency - so you don't want to
go down that road!]
I suggest you find the local REHAU factory, where 90% of the double glazing
comes from anyway.
You have to act like a builder & pay builder prices. Cash up front (even
cheeper), collect in a van, don't sit down cause its too dirty, don;t ask for a
brocure - they
You get the brocure down the local REHAU fitter.
If you live in stockport area, its on the opposite side of the M60 to the
prymaid, directly accross form the pryamid. I get amm my windows and door from
found them anywhere else at less than twice the price.
Many thanks to you all for your replies. I am in the Cambridge area. I am
looking for UPVC. We do not have a Wickes in the area, they seem to do
various DIY conservatories. Any other sites that I could look at or obtain
from in this area? Any How to do books on the subject?
Many thanks again
Try Wickes in Bedford - your side, and easy to get to. Bought a hardwood
conservatory there about 4 years ago and am very happy with it, they have
many designs including uPVC. Be careful you don't buy without their usual
40% to half price offers, as around now they have two weeks when they sell
them at full price, so they are able to make the claims about pricing.
Delivery was good and the manual was very informative.
Be careful about the planning side, as we assumed that we did not need
permission as it was the only extension to the house and below the square
metreage permitted. However, because we have a detached garage (built with
the house) this was deemed to use up our "free" square metres and we had to
apply for permission.
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